Two of Uniland Development Company’s most iconic structures–Avant and The Delaware North Building–will be among the 35 buildings participating in Doors Open Buffalo, a free event providing access to Buffalo’s incredible architecture on Saturday, June 15, 2019.
Doors Open Buffalo is presented by Explore Buffalo, a non-profit organization providing tours and other opportunities to discover Buffalo’s great architecture, history, and neighborhoods. The event seeks to build on the momentum of other large cities, including Baltimore, Pittsburgh, Milwaukee and Denver, which hold an annual Doors Open day to encourage greater awareness and appreciation of local architectural and cultural treasures.
Uniland is proud to feature two of its showcase buildings among the architectural gems of Buffalo.
- Avant: French for “Forward,” the building was Buffalo’s first mixed use development in the Central Business District. The building’s classic glass curtain wall profile reflects Buffalo today and tomorrow. This adaptive reuse project transformed a Brutalist 1972 asbestos-laden federal office building spanning an entire city block into a hub for live/work/play environments. Avant features an Embassy Suites hotel, Class A office space, a restaurant and luxury condominiums.
- The Delaware North Building: A flagship example of Buffalo’s resurgence, this iconic 12-story glass walled structure serving as the global headquarters for Delaware North, an international leader in hospitality and food service that was founded over 100 years ago. Once a contaminated brownfield site in the Central Business District, today it sports a world-class building containing a Westin hotel, Class A offices, retailers, restaurants , and an adjacent 600 car parking garage.